Cara J Westmark

Assistant Professor of Neurology

(608) 262-9730


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

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Research Focus:

Pharmaceutical and Dietary Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

My laboratory conducts basic and translational science research in the fields of fragile X syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease with a focus on the synaptic function of amyloid beta protein precursor (APP) and amyloid-beta. Our goal is to identify pharmaceutical and dietary approaches that reduce amyloid-beta and rescue seizure, behavioral, cognitive and biomarker phenotypes in these disorders.

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